Pro-Porn and Sex Industries
A Center around White Women
Production of "Feminist Merchandise"
Main Themes in Liberal Feminism
A Criticism of Liberal Feminism within the Modern United States
a branch of feminism that works within the
constraints of modern society to aid women and
generally promotes female manipulation of previously-
established, oppressive systems rather than the fight for
liberation; often centers around white women and ignores
the problems of women of color
When a group of employers answered a survey regarding some women's not wearing makeup in the workplace...
claimed this would influence whether these women worked in sales positions or more public role.s
admitted that this would negatively affect these women's future opportunities for promotion.
stated that this would make these women less likely to be promoted to public positions.
confessed they would view these women as less smart in a meeting.
In a cumulative study of violence in prostitution, experts found that prostitutes aligned with the following percentages:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Stanton, a woman many view to be one of the mothers of feminism, was extremely racist and was outraged that black
men were able to vote
before white women.
Although technically all women obtained suffrage in 1920, many women of color could
not vote freely until as
late as the 1960s.
Many famous, white feminists today tend
to ignore intersectionality when it comes to
feminism. Lena Dunham and Miley Cyrus'
feminist discourses focus on the struggles of white women and
wholly ignore how women of color struggle.
Additionally, they always neglect to include how
they benefit from being white in conjunction
with their feminist thought.
The women making this shirt...
- worked in sweatshops
- were payed about $1/hr
- worked 45 hour weeks
- slept 16 to a room
Each shirt was sold for about $20.
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